January 14, 2017
Learner's Word of the Day
silent treatment /ˈsaɪlənt ˈtriːtmənt/ idiom
silent treatment
/ˈsaɪlənt ˈtriːtmənt/
idiom
The man is giving the woman the silent treatment.
The man is giving the woman the silent treatment.
Learner's definition of SILENT TREATMENT

the silent treatment

: the act of ignoring someone because you are angry at him or her

  • I told him that I thought he was crazy and got the silent treatment for the rest of the day. [=he refused to talk to me for the rest of the day]

  • Whenever she gets mad at me, she gives me the silent treatment. [=she does not speak to me]

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